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Activate: chasing the youth vote

4th September 2017

News of a Tory youth campaign hit headlines last week. Activate, a grassroots Conservative youth movement as yet unaffiliated with the Party did not enjoy the reception it might have hoped for. Hal Stevenson argues that when it comes to the youth vote the Tories have much bigger issues at hand.

5 things I learned

31st August 2017

As the irreplaceable Will Spratt moves on to exciting pastures new, he shares with us the five things he learned during his three years at Pagefield…

“Fanciful, niche or just plain bizarre”: we pick our top five silly season stories

31st August 2017

For many in our industry August is a time of relative relaxation. But despite the Westminster Village recess, allowing MPs and hacks a well-earned rest, for the media television cameras must still roll, papers must still be printed and Twitter feeds must be refreshed with new content. The result, it is fair to say, is a month or so of stories that are fanciful, niche or just plain bizarre. As we reach the end of August and normal business resumes, we’ve looked back and picked our silly season favourites.

Behind the Headlines: Big Boys Club?

21st July 2017

For the first time in the corporation’s history, the BBC has revealed the salaries of its highest paid talent. Olivia Crawford reports on the media’s reaction in this week’s Behind The Headlines.

Behind the Headlines: Freakish foods fuel Battle Royale

23rd March 2017

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Farming Today’, Princess Anne has openly backed genetically modified (GM) farming. This risks a royal rift with her brother, Charles, a strident anti-GM activist. The debate goes beyond the Windsors’ breakfast place however, with Brexit throwing the UK’s GM policy into question. Sam Barnett takes as look at the story and the next steps for the GM industry.

Breakfast with David Bond, Financial Times – Five Things We Learned

7th February 2017

Pagefield recently attended a Connect 3 Club breakfast with David Bond, European Media Correspondent at the Financial Times, chaired by Heidi Mallace of CTN Communications. In wide-ranging discussions about Facebook, fake news and future-gazing, here are five things we gleaned from the session, with Ellie Riddles.

Behind the Headlines: ‘Fake News’

30th January 2017

It’s an issue that’s been receiving plenty of media attention over recent months, but today it was announced that an official inquiry is being launched by the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee into ‘fake news’. Ben Winter takes a look at the fake news phenomenon, why it’s an issue and asks whose responsibility it is to regulate.